UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FINA2204 Derivative Products and Markets

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Finance major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 2 elective
Content This unit provides students with basic concepts of options, futures and other derivative securities, and their role in risk management. Topics include charateristics and basic properties of options, forward and futures, their pricing and uses in trading and hedging strategies.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the meaning and structures of financial derivatives and the differences among them; (2) identify when and how to use these financial derivatives in risk management; (3) evaluate and price different financial derivatives, and how to exploit any mispricing; (4) develop competencies to work effectively in teams; and (5) produce clear and concise written communication and effective oral presentations.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Mahmoud Agha
Unit rules
Prerequisites: STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics (or equivalent); and FINA1221/2221 Introduction to Finance
Contact hours lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA2204/SEM-1/2017

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